Dr. Hooman M. Melamed is a Los Angeles based Orthopedic Spine Surgeon who specializes in cutting edge patient treatment and care, including surgery to correct scoliosis and deformity in the spine. His office is located at 13160 Mindanao Way, Suite 300 Marina del Rey, CA (310-574-0405) [email protected]
Scoliosis is the name given to an abnormal curvature of the spine. In practice, this means that a spine with scoliosis will appear curved when viewed from the front or rear, whereas a healthy spine will appear straight. Dr. Melamed is the Director of Scoliosis at Marina Del Rey Hospital and is one of the foremost Los Angeles spine surgeons. Dr Melamed and his team offer a superior level of patient care and treatment for those suffering from scoliosis and deformity(http://www.thespinepro.com/scoliosis-deformity-surgery/).
The condition can manifest itself for a number of different reasons, ranging from genetic factors to the way in which the spine develops during adolescence. Common signs of scoliosis are uneven shoulders or an uneven waist. Most people suffering from the disorder can be treated by physiotherapy, however, when it is severe certain patients may require surgery to correct the spine curvature and it’s debilitating effects. Conservative treatments involving therapy are often very effective and can be achieved through outpatient care. When surgery is a necessity, ensuring that the surgery is carried out by a reputable spine surgeon such as Dr. Melamed is an essential element in correcting the disorder.
Scoliosis can often occur at a young age and diagnosing the disorder is often first detected by school screening exams with a follow-up x-ray to confirm the extent of the curvature. An early diagnosis greatly increases the chances that the condition can be treated without surgery as a curvature of less than 20 degrees generally does not require extensive treatment. Scoliosis can also develop at a later age, and it is important to become aware of the condition in order to seek treatment. When the spine has reached a curvature of 40-50 degrees, patients are normally considered for scoliosis surgery. The surgery itself normally takes around 4-5 hours and must be carried out in a hospital. When the spine surgeon performs the operation, the vertebrae are fused together in a procedure known as spinal fusion, which stops the spine from bending.
Dr. Melamed has extensive experience in the treatment of scoliosis and has carried out many successful procedures on patients, helping them to regain their former mobility and quality of life. He has built a reputation for superior patient care and has been recognized as a prominent expert in the field, further highlighted by his media appearances on The Doctors and Dr Oz, discussing spine related issues.
About: Dr Hooman Melamed is a Los Angeles based orthopedic spine surgeon with a reputation for superior patient care and particular expertise in scoliosis surgery. Dr. Melamed and his team are based in Beverly Hills and Marina del Rey. Further information on the range of specialist spine related procedures offered by Dr. Melamed can be found on his website, or by contacting his team directly on (310)574-0405. His primary office is located at 13160 Mindanao Way, Suite 300 Marina del Rey, CA.